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. and in a weird twist, he chose to defend himself in court. that turned out to be a bad move for him. abc's steve osunsami has the story. >> reporter: after a 17-year murder mystery and then a bizarre trial with waseem daker, an ex-con, acting as his own attorney and frightening victims on the witness stand -- >> we found him glgt as to count two. >> reporter: jurors moved quickly, closing this cold case in three, short hours. finding daker guilty of strangling karmen smith in 1995, as an act of revenge against her housemate, loretta blatz, who was working with authorities to send him to jail for stalking her. >> a great day for karmen smith and her family. we're thrilled with the outcome of the case. >> reporter: prosecutors called him a monster and an obsessed maniac, who after killing smith, waited all day for her 5-year-old son to come walking home from school, walking through these sliding glass doors. nicholas smith was stabbed 18 times and survived. he's now 22. and after jurors read the verdict, he and his family hugged and cried. >> she was a beautiful, caring outgoing mom, whose son, ni
the roommate of his stalking target. waseem daker called his first witness yesterday. and steve osunsami is covering it from the courthouse. >> about your son, nick? i'm sorry i have to ask that, sir. do you need a minute? >> of course, not. >> reporter: in this crowded georgia courtroom, there were more tears tuesday, this time from the ex-husband of karmen smith, the flight attendant police say waseem strangled in 1995. he said he had an argument with his ex-wife the morning of her murder. but said he had nothing to do with the attack. >> mr. smith, did you have anything to do with the murder of karmen smith? >> absolutely not. >> reporter: police say daker stabbed her son 18 times. in a bizarre twist of revenge against loretta blatz. >> i don't know why you would frighten me. and you know you frightened me. and i don't appreciate it. >> maybe you're scared of me. but that you always think i'm going to kill you. i know things to worry about better than you. >> reporter: on tuesday, daker's first full day presenting his defense, jurors heard from his witnesses for the first time. the ow
morning. it is 7:26. i am steve chenevy. in his october 2. dc could lower the funds for tickets issued by speed and red light camera. the examiner reporting that they restructuringold funds as soon as this fall. this after a number of that they are using money.gram to make the city continues to sit is to increase safety. as a little too all morning on good morning washington" -- celebratingd fans their one of their first division title since moving to d.c. in a 2005. celebrating.e despite losing the game to the phillies last night, they nl east.the news channel 8 will have war and h report in just a minutes. let us get a quick check on the commute. fromout what is happening angela foster. morning. looking at quite a few the beltway in maryland. an accident on the inner loop between connecticut avenue and georgia. causing two lanes, major delays. at nutley.6 very slow. traveling and about 395, no lanes open.ur all just slow traffic. ?ow is our forecast for today side.the wet camera here. you can see the raindrops here on the lens. moving inside the beltway and well.he district as shower
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